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5 days ago

A MASSIVE thank you to the Eastern Suburbs Sports Trust for their generous donation to our three junior WHAC teams to the NZ Road Relays on the weekend!! 🤩

Thanks to ESST we managed to send three ... See more

2 weeks ago
Athletics New Zealand

Congratulations to our man Q on a stellar performance at the World Athletics Champs this morning!! 😍 Amazing effort! 🎉

Quentin Rew took on the heat, humidity and late-night start in his fifth successive World Championship 50km race walk 👊 Quentin steadily moved through the field during the race, shifting from 24th ... See more

2 weeks ago
Athletics Wellington

We need people to register as helpers for our 2019/20 track and field programme at Newtown Park.

It can be a great experience helping out - you are close to the action and you are making a great ... See more

4 weeks ago
2019 NZ ROAD RACE CHAMPS - Race Walking

We're LIVE from Pulman Park for the #NZRoadRaceChamps2019 .... join us for the full line up of competition starting with Race Walking. Athletics Auckland Racewalking Auckland

1 month ago

We're LIVE from Pulman Park for the 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships ... join us for the full line up of competition. Athletics Auckland Racewalking Auckland #NZRoadRaceChamps2019

1 month ago

2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships continues Live from Bruce Pulman Park Athletics Auckland

1 month ago
Athletics Wellington

Athletics Wellington have released their first draft of the Senior Track and Field programme for the summer. Check it out below!

The Track and Field season is fast approaching. We have just posted to the website, a summer season planning calendar and a draft events matrix for the senior Track and Field programme at Newtown ... See more

1 month ago
Athletics Wellington

Please take the time to look at the important message from Athletics Wellington regarding the upcoming Summer Calendar

Good Monday All!
Please see the link below for an important message from the Athletics Wellington Board around the upcoming Summer Calendar.
http://athleticswellington.org.nz/season-calendar-message/

1 month ago
Timeline Photos

A couple stars @maali.kyleford and @kirstie.rae who raced for the NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country Team in Australia over the weekend! 🤩

1 month ago
Chris Swallow - Memorial Fund - Givealittle

Chris Swallow, a legend in the Wellington running community, passed away over the weekend.

If you are in a position to do so, please help out his family by contributing to the Givealitte page set ... See more

Chris Swallow tragically lost his life at this years Isle of Man TT race. This fund is to help the family with travel costs - Givealittle is the place to donate and fundraise for causes and charities ... See more

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NOTICES

2019 Bays Relay – 17th August

Final Results Records Turkey Trot

Timekeeper stop watches are considered accurate, any corrections, email brendon.flanagan@xtra.co.nz, these will be considered on a case by case basis.  Name corrections welcomed.

WELCOME

Welcome to the home of Wellington Harrier Athletic Club, Wellington’s oldest and most prestigious harrier club.

Founded in 1903, Wellington Harriers is in its 117th year of competition. Everyone is welcome to join WHAC. We cater for all levels, ages and events for those wanting to improve fitness through to regional and national competition. We host a number of club runs, interclub and social events throughout the year.

During the winter, training is based from our clubrooms nestled in the heart of Wellington, on Mt Victoria. In the summer months we train and compete at Newtown Park’s all-weather Track and Field facility.

For up to date news, photos and results check out our facebook page.

Welcome aboard!

 

Calendar

2019 Winter Calendar

March 9 Club clean up prior to sign up Clubrooms
9 Welcome and early bird sign up day Clubrooms
16 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
17(Sun) Honest 10 Evans Bay
23 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
30 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
April 6 Official Harrier Season Opening followed by club runs & afternoon tea (bring a plate) Clubrooms
6th-7th  NI Secondary Champs Cooks Gardens Tauranga
School Holidays April 13th-28th
13 NZ & Wellington Mountain Running Champs Wainuiomata
13 Donaldson Memorial Relay Clubrooms
20(Easter)  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
21(Sun) Honest 10 Evans Bay
27 Shaw Baton Relays (inter-club) Battle Hill
May 4 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
8 CSW Scottish C/C Relays Karori Park
11 University Cross Country Relays Mackays Crossing
18  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
19 Julian Davidson Honest 10 (Winter Season) Freyberg
25 Vosseler Shield (inter club) Clubrooms 
26(Sun) Masters classic Relay Trentham
29 CSW Champs Cross Country Harcourt Park
June 1 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
2 NZ Marathon Champs Christchurch
8 Dorne Cup (inter-club) Trentham
15 NZSS XC & Relay Champs Timaru
15 Joint Club runs/ walks Olympic & Scottish Wilton bowling
16 Honest 10k Freyberg
16-17 NZ Secondary Schools XC & Relay Taupo
22 Press/Palmer cups Clubrooms
29 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
30 Wellington Marathon, half, 10k & 5k  (inc Wellington Half Marathon Champs) Westpac Stadium
July 6 North Island XC champs Taupo
6 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
 School Holidays July 6th-21th
13  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
13 Wellington Urban Ultra Mt Kaukau
20 Wellington Cross Country Champs Grenada North 
21 Honest 10k Freyberg
27 Resnick Cup Road Race Clubrooms
August 3 Club runs?walks Clubrooms
4(Sun) New Zealand Cross Country Champs Harcourt Park
7 Wellington Secondary Schools Road Races Trentham 
10 Club runs?walks Clubrooms
17 Bays Relay & walks (interclub) Island Bay
18 Honest 10k Freyberg
19 AGM (provisional) Clubrooms
24 Wellington Road Running  Champs Wainuiomata
31 Joint Club runs/walks with Scottish & Olympic Clubrooms
September 1(Sun) New Zealand Half Marathon Champs Dunedin
7 Old Boys Memorial Road Race Clubrooms
14 Henderson Relay (U14) and club runs / walks Clubrooms
15 New Zealand Road Championships Auckland
21 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
22 Honest 10k Freyberg
28 Joint Club runs/walks Scottish & Olympic Mt Cook
29 School holidays Sept 28 – October13
October 5 NZ Road Relays Feilding
12 Harrier Section annual meeting & Prize giving followed by afternoon tea (bring a plate) Clubrooms
13 Masterton Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k (Inc Wellington Marathon Champs) Masteton
19 Bernie Potenski Memorial Handicap Titahi Bay
20 Honest 10k Freyberg
November 3 Masters 10k Lower Hutt
17 Honest 10k (Summer Series) Evans Bay
24 Perlorus Half, 10k, Kids Mile. Petone

Click here for venues and maps

The Vosseler Shield

The Vosseler Shield is arguably one of New Zealand’s toughest interclub races on the winter calender. Held annually on Mt. Victoria, the event features over four hundred athletes from various clubs across the lower North Island. The shield was named after Frederick Vosseler, a prominent Wellington businessman who helped found the Wellington Harrier club in 1903. In 1923 he presented the Vosseler Shield to his old running club for the annual cross-country fixture. In its early days the Vosseler Shield race started from Lyall Bay and went around the hills above Moa Point. It became a Mt Victoria event in the 1950s, when Wellington Harriers relocated to Alexandra Road.

History

Wellington Harrier Athletic Club is one of the oldest harrier and sporting clubs in New Zealand. Founded in 1903, the first pack run set off from the Basin Reserve on the afternoon of April 29th. In the early years most of the club’s activities revolved around a weekly pack run held each Saturday. The location of the start varied week to week between various church halls and private homes around the district, a practice that still continues today from our clubrooms located on Mt. Victoria in the heart of Wellington.

The first Wellington Harriers Cross Country Championship was held in 1905. The race was held over five miles at the local Island Bay Racecourse with eleven starters. Wellington Harriers first came to prominence at the 1909 NZAAA National Cross Country held in Timaru finishing second in the club race behind Caversham. Since then Wellington Harriers has become widely recognised both Nationally and Locally as being one of New Zealand’s most successful harrier clubs. In 1984, Wellington Harriers Senior Men secured their first off two National Road Relay titles during the decade. A decade which included a host of National medals and New Zealand Representative’s such as the house hold names of Froude, McCallum and Drake.

Caption: A young Dallas McCallum

The 1990’s saw the rise of Wellington Harrier’s as a stable for producing some of New Zealand’s best female athletes. In particluar Barbara Moore (Bronze 1990 CWG 10,000m), Hare, O’Rourke and Humphries leading the charge. On the 22nd March 1997 it was unanimously agreed that Wellington Harriers would merge with the local Wellington Track and Field Club (WTFC) to form Wellington Harrier Athletic Club (WHAC). Since the formation of WHAC the club’s involvement in he track and field scene has continued to grow, to the point where we may now be considered the premier track and field club in the region, among the top T&F clubs in the country. WHAC has also developed a strong Children’s athletic’s programme which usually sees over 100 children at club days.

      

In 2003, WHAC celebrated 100 years of running and is proud to be one of New Zealand’s longest standing Harrier and Athletic Clubs. The club continues to grow with over four hundred members from children through to masters.